Gates to Chop JFCOM; Reduce Contractors By 10 Percent

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to announce in a Pentagon press conference today the elimination of U.S. Joint Forces Command, based at Norfolk, Va., as part of a broad restructuring aimed at cutting costs. He will also announce a 10 percent reduction in the use of contractors next year, according to news reports. DoD has set a goal to reduce its costs by $100 billion over the next five years, primarily through reductions in overhead.

-- Greg Grant

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